Lexus NX300h hybrid SUV will sit below RX 450h SUV and will come in two variants-Luxury and F-Sport.
Lexus NX300h SUV shares its engine with ES300h sedan - i.e 2.5-litre, four-cylinder In-line VVT-i petrol hybrid motor
Lexus India unveiled the NX300h hybrid SUV that will soon be launched in India early next year in January. With the new NX300h hybrid SUV, Lexus India will have four models and three hybrids in its product portfolio. The hybrid SUV is already available in some of the global markets as Lexus’s smallest and most affordable model. In terms of positioning, it will follow suit in India and will be the most affordable and smallest offering from the Luxury auto giant. That said, Lexus NX300h hybrid SUV will sit below RX 450h SUV and will come in two variants-Luxury and F-Sport.
The hybrid SUV will source power from the 2.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol unit that will work in conjunction with an electric motor with combined output of 194bhp. As for the motor, it comes coupled to an electronically controlled CVT and the SUV can run on pure electric, pure petrol or in a combination of both. Read : Lexus RX 450h – All You Need To Know
In terms of styling, the NX300h will feature Lexus’s quintessential grille and there will be a backlit logo up front. The face will also sport LED headlamps and independent LED daytime running lights. At the side, the flared wheel arches will get plastic cladding, roof rails atop and side skirts. Rear end will come with wraparound LED taillamps, roof-mounted spoiler and a rear diffuser. Check Out – Lexus ES300h – Price & Pictures
The NX300h will be a completely built unit and is expected to be priced between Rs 74 lakh to Rs 78 lakh. Upon its launch, the SUV will take on the likes of Mercedes GLA and Audi Q3, although hefty import duties are likely to make it pricier than competition. Currently, all Lexus models are imported to India, however the company is evaluating options for assembling its cars locally. However, it might take some time before Lexus begins assembling its cars locally in India.